Storify is a new publishing platform that allows you to collect any public social media post(s), and work them into a story. In essence, you can create your own social media scrapbook.
Sure, you could use any blogging platform to create similar looking stories, but Storify enables you to “search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story.” I found this to be a real time-saver, as it really is a matter of search, drag and drop, as opposed to the laborious task of uploading, then embedding images and videos.
Keep these 3 handy tips in mind when using Storify:
- If using Storify to search for images, posts, etc on Facebook, if you or your friends have set their accounts to “private”, these images, posts, etc will not be found.
- Wait until all potential social media posts have been shared over all platforms (e.g. Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) before creating your story, as it’s easier to create your story when you have the ‘big picture’ in front of you.
- Be courteous, and ask permission of those who own or feature in the images or video you intend to scrapbook on Storify.
These stories are viewable by anyone and can be embedded into blogs, as featured below.
On a personal note, I think this would be a great way to collate and curate all social media activities that relate to a specific event, like for instance, the next TEDxAdelaide… when would you use it?